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5 Ways You Probably Wouldn’t Die In a Vacuum, and 1 Way You Probably Would
No space travel movie would be complete without someone getting shoved out of an airlock and dying horribly. This handy guide will help you ascertain how fake these airlockings really are - and get over your fear of sliding doors. Let's start by dispelling some myths. Here are the ways that, cinematic evidence to the contrary, you won't die in vacuum.
Top 10 Outlaw Girlfriends
As we count down the days to the premier of the third season of Breaking Bad, we continue our “America’s Most Beloved Criminals” series. In this installment, we turn the interrogation lights on our favorite outlaws’ better halves. To quote one the great movie outlaws: “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.” Tony Montana hit it on the nose with that little dating tip: Women are attracted to power and money, and for some the means used to gain either is irrelevant. In every great crime saga, our anti-hero has his anti-heroine. Women that climb into the roller coaster as it’s climbing -- they’re often presented as one of the perks to being a successful criminal -- but many times they contribute to the downfall of their man. However, they always look good doing it.
5 Amazing Infographics For the Health Conscious
Researching topics such as health, diet, and (especially) the effectiveness of dietary supplements can be hard and time-consuming. Obscured by thousands of marketing tricks, finding the truth takes days, if not weeks of research. So, when someone puts in the time to do the research and create an infographic that makes certain aspects of these topics easy to understand, it can be a huge time saver. Read on for some of the best health-related infographics we’ve found online. As always, consider the figures in these infographics with a grain of salt. No one guarantees that the numbers are correct, and some of them are definitely open to interpretation.
9 Cool Underwater Hotels And Restaurants
Sunken treasures, marine animals and man-made structures all make up the mysterious depths of the underwater world. At one time or another, we’ve all wondered what it would be like to experience life below the surface. With numerous remarkable ports of call in the works or already open for business—Fiji’s futuristic Poseidon Undersea Resort is set to open in 2010 and Key Largo’s Jules’ Undersea Lodge has been accepting guests for years—the dream may be realized sooner than you think.
The 20 Most Expensive Cars To Insure
Insure.com has assembled a new list of the 20 most expensive cars to insure in America. Like speed? Say goodbye to your hard-earned skrilla. The information in this list is based on rates for a 40-year-old male with a clean driving record. As Kim Hazelbaker of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put it, "The most expensive list includes cars that people don't have to drive but want to." None of this makes us feel any better when we look in our refrigerator and see nothing but month-old cheese slices and half-empty cans of Coke. Ah well. Here's to poverty!
9 Very Rare (and Very Expensive) Video Game Cartridges
If you’ve ever collected baseball cards, comic books, stamps, or maybe those limited edition commemorative plates, you understand the concept of the “Holy Grail” item. It’s that last, hard-to-find, incredibly rare, usually expensive piece that you have to have before you can officially say your collection is complete. If you’re a collector of vintage home video game cartridges (or “carts”), sometimes that can mean paying a pretty penny for the pièce de résistance.
10 Celebrities Who’ve Been Accused Of Boosting Their Bust
The formula seems to be if you are a young, female up-and-comer in Hollywood, and in the midst of puberty (or already have large assets), you are going to get hit with a breast implant rumor. Read on to see which starlets and songstresses have dealt with this tabloid rite of passage.
4 Bizarre Businesses Run From Inside Prison
They say you can't keep a good man down. Likewise, it's sometimes hard to keep a bad man down -- if he has a penchant for credit card fraud. Being incarcerated can make it a little harder to keep business going as usual. But for some people, like the jailhouse entrepreneurs highlighted here, being locked up just means you have a bigger office.
12 Most Common Medical Errors (And How to Prevent Them)
According to the National Academy of Sciences, medical errors injure millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars annually in increased health costs. And this does not take into account lost wages or productivity costs. If that isn’t frightening enough, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimates that more than 238,000 hospital deaths among Medicare patients between 2004 and 2006 were due to medical errors that could have been prevented. With healthcare reform front and center in political discussions, but little coming from it, patients are left to rely on their overworked physicians and other caregivers for reliable services. To best avoid becoming part of the statistics, become part of the solutions by knowing the 12 most common medical errors and how to prevent them.
10 Bizarre Train Accidents
For generations, it was the fastest ride around. Trains could achieve speeds of over 75 miles an hour by 1800 and for some passengers that factor alone made train travel a terrifying experience. An unlucky few never reached their destination, and some poor souls perished in such a spectacular manner they arrived at a special place in history.